Record auction for Stradivari copy
A musical instrument sale at Sotheby’s has seen an auction record established for the early nineteenth-century violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.Read More
BBC Concert Orchestra search for baroque remixed composition
The BBC Concert Orchestra (BBCCO) has launched a competition searching for the next generation of composers, asking entrants to ‘remix’ a baroque classic.
NCEM launches 2013 composers award
The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) has announced details of the composers award 2013. Next year’s competition is to be held in partnership...
NCEM hires out venue to support education work
St Margaret’s Church, part of the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) in York, is available to hire for the first time.Read...
Hiawatha’s story | 20 October to 2 November 2012
In August 1912, the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was standing on the platform of West Croydon station when he was taken ill.Read More
EMA launches new competition
Early Music America (EMA) hosted its first Baroque Performance Competition in New York on 10 October. Six period instrument ensembles performed up to 25...
Proposals for 2013 Clavichord Symposium requested
The XI International Clavichord Symposium has made a call for papers for its 2013 event. The International Centre for Clavichord Studies (ICCS),Read...
Early music platform | 6 to 19 October 2012
Photograph: BBC/Adrian Weinbrecht
Three hundred years ago, J S Bach and Louis Marchand, generally considered to be the two leading keyboard players and organists of...
Tenor raises money for charity with mountain climb
I Fagiolini member Nicholas Hurndall Smith has raised almost £10,000 for charity with his project ‘Tenor at the Top’.
Nicholas set out this August to...
Utrecht Festival facing years of funding cuts
The mood is mixed at the Organisatie Oude Muziek Utrecht, one of the world’s largest early music foundations, after the close of this year’s...
St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival details announced
Seasonal early music performances will make up this year’s programme at the annual St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival. In its 27th year,
York Early Music host young artist showcase
York Early Music is to hold an International Young Artists Showcase during this year’s Christmas Festival.
The 2012 York Early Music Christmas Festival will be...
Early music winners at the Gramophone Awards
The winners of the Gramophone Awards 2012 have been announced at a ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel. The awards, celebrating their 35th year,
Piano solo | 22 September to 5 October 2012
We’re used to Radio 3 clearing its decks for a season focusing on a single composer, or even exploring The Symphony,Read More
Wigmore Hall to launch early music series
Wigmore Hall are launching an early music and baroque series as part of their 2012-13 season. The concert series will see performances from The...
Westfield International Harpsichord competition winners announced
The Westfield Centre has announced the winners of the 2012 International Harpsichord competition. The competition took place at The University of Maryland,Read...
Early Music Shop to host harp weekend
The Early Music Shop is to host its first Harp Weekend, as part of the Saltaire Festival. The event will include recitals,Read More
EUBO announces development prize winners
The 2012 winners of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) Development Trust prize have been announced. Lea Rahel Bader and Jean Rondeau were both...
Thirty-sixth Innsbruck Early Music Festival opens
The Innsbruck Early Music Festival was opened on 8 August by baroque opera enthusiast and crime writer Donna Leon. She based her opening address...